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Wildland Firefighting 101

06/26/2014
By Demetrius Kastros The wildland fire environment has proven to be a dangerous one. We must always pay close attention to basic fundamentals that control the outcome of these fires. Safety, conditions, tactics, resources and time are critical factors. Safety is the only priority; the rest is just part of the job. Safety begins with size-up, and size-up begins long before dispatch. Size-up, the continual assessment and recalculation of your situation, begins when you get up in the morning. The first thing I always did as a BC each morning was check the weather report for the day. If the prediction is for sunshine, temperatures in the 90s, and easterly winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour (mph...

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